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Illinois Lawmakers

If Term Limits Were Already in Place in Illinois, Who Would Be Gone?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.27.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has made term limits one of his four major campaign focuses. He's pushing a message of "Eight years and you're out." That got us thinking.

Stop Making Excuses: Pass Pension Reform this Week

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.01.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

There's plenty for everyone to hate in the pension bill expected to get a vote tomorrow in Springfield. Sorry, ideological purists. That's why it needs to pass.

Ebony Magazine Publisher Reveals Personal Inspiration For Backing Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.15.2013 | Gay Voices

The publisher of Ebony and Jet Magazines expressed her support of marriage equality in a poignant Chicago Tribune op-ed on Valentine’s Day. In ...

WATCH: State Lawmakers Sing, Dance At Bizarre Downstate Benefit

Posted 05.10.2012 | Chicago

No, this is not a news tip from The Onion: A group of Illinois state lawmakers, headed by state Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park), starred in a musical...

State Senate Approves Lawmaker Pay Freezes, Cuts

Posted 03.09.2012 | Chicago

Legislation that would cut state lawmaker salaries and freeze raises otherwise outlined in Governor Pat Quinn's budget proposal advanced Thursday to t...